Posts Tagged ‘Tenuous Juneathon Activities

16
Jun
09

you are feeling sleepy…

Go To Bed Eyes – Recycling – Nail Vanish

Hungry.
And tired.
All the time. Although, strangely, I worry that every time I sit down I am going to fall asleep but once I’ve actually dragged my sorry self up and out on a run or a bike ride, I feel OK. Today was the turn of the bike for a number of reasons-
1) I wanted to check out a cycle route and see how far it is and how long it takes.
2) I am trying, where possible, to mix things up a little bit to keep me motivated but also to give my running muscles a rest once in a while.
3) Lastly, and most unpleasantly, after I finished posting yesterday, I realised that the toenail on my little toe was hanging off so had to perform a bit of surgery on myself and remove it completely. I’m not sure why it has decided to fall off and it doesn’t really hurt although there was a little bit of blood, but thought it might be wise to not run on it for a day or so.
So, as I am one toenail down and have a stupid day tomorrow which starts with a dentist appointment at 8am and then goes downhill from there, I may have to get a bit creative with tomorrows Juneathoning too. I see a cycle ride to the dentist becoming my days activity…

Juneathon Stats: 20.51 mile cycle

Soundtrack to this post: Do You Wanna Funk – Sylvester

05
Jun
09

day 5 – a sixth

Eat Yourself Fitter – A Pain In The Arse – HST Is My Guru

This Juneathon lark must be working. Almost every blog I read from the super fit (incl. marathoners and triatheletes) mentions somewhere about being constantly hungry. I can, at last, feel I have something in common with these supreme beings, for today I was absolutely starving. All the time. So much so that in addition to my normal meals and other little snacks throughout the day, I have caned over half a pack of Jaffa Cakes and I don’t fancy the chances of the rest of the pack lasting much past lunchtime tomorrow.

Today was a typical English Summers Day in that it pretty much constantly drizzled, occasionally punctuated by actual rain showers with the odd brief dry moment. This morning, I woke, looked out of the window and sighed. Partly because it was so miserable and uninviting out there and partly because yesterdays bike ride had given me aches in places I didn’t realise I had muscles. I was half toying with the idea of coming up with some poor excuse for a Juneathon activity that I could pass off as the real thing without a) venturing outside and b) using any muscles in the upper leg / buttock region. Then I remembered the words of the great and wise Hunter S Thompson which apply to situations like this. “You buy the ticket, you take the ride!”. I had bought the Juneathon ticket so, I suppose I was just going to have to take the ride. Fortunately this revelation coincided with a brief respite in the poor weather so I got the running gear on and ventured outside to do a quick run… Just as the heavens decided to open again.
3.4 miles later I returned to the house – wet, cold but glad that todays Junethaon had been ticked off. And 3 sets of 50 press ups for good measure.

Juneathon Stats: 3.4 mile run, 3 sets of press ups – 50 / 50 / 50 (150 total for day)

Soundtrack to this post: Hyperspeed (G Force Pt 2) – The Prodigy

04
Jun
09

26 to go

Clutching At Straws – Averting Catastrophe – On Yer Bike

Day 4, and eatingtrees is in the diary room…

One of the brilliant things about Juneathon is reading other peoples blogs and seeing the myriad of ways they fulfil the criteria laid down by the Juneathon Rules. Press-ups, sit ups, yoga, running, cycling, rowing, walking, drawing… the list is practically endless. So I decided to double check to see if any of my activities today fulfilled the necessary criteria for Juneathon inclusion.

1) Trawling through page after page of “jobs” advertised on employment websites safe in the knowledge that many of them do not exist but are a way for “recruitment consultants” to get contacts and fulfil their quota of new clients. Juneathon inclusion = NO.
2) Precariously balancing on the top of a wobbly ladder whilst trimming a very tall hedge armed only with a blunt pair of shears. Juneathon inclusion = NO.
3)Picking up SonNumberTwo from playgroup and then going straight to the shops carrying 1 school bag, 1 envelope containing details of next terms activities, 1 cuddly toy, 1 bag containing change of clothes made dirty by SonNumberTwo during the mornings activities, 1 wallet, 1 shopping bag and SonNumberTwo’s coat. Juneathon inclusion = NO.
4)Narrowly averting catastrophe in above supermarket by calmly “talking down” SonNumberTwo and getting him to put the bottles back on the shelf after he decided to leg it in the supermarket, find the booze aisle and pluck a bottle of wine in each hand to show me whilst I was carrying 1 school bag, 1 envelope containing details of next terms activities, 1 cuddly toy, 1 bag containing change of clothes made dirty by SonNumberTwo during the mornings activities, 1 wallet, 1 shopping bag, SonNumberTwo’s coat AND a now full shopping basket. Juneathon inclusion = NO
5) Voting. Junethon Inclusion = NO.

Arse… I didn’t want to run again, so dusted off the mountain bike and headed out. Actually riding off-road on the mountain bike is still a no no as it makes my shoulder hurt like a bastard so I just concentrated on getting some miles in. Oh, and I did some more press-ups, which, by the way, make me think that I am reaching my current threshold as the last few are killers and it will take a big push to get past this point.

Juneathon Stats: 20.4 mile cycle, 3 sets of press ups – 50 / 50 / 55 (155 total for day)
Soundtrack to this post: Welcome To The Terrordome – Public Enemy




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